Governor Roles

Neil Parsons – Foundation PCC Governor
I am an old stalwart of the Governing Body, having been a Governor at Carleton Rode School for about 20 years. Luckily, I am surrounded by a younger group of governors, with all their fresh ideas. As Chair I work very closely with the Headteacher, represent our school on the Governance body of the Cluster. It is a challenging but rewarding job; things are always changing in education and whilst small village schools bring their rewards, they can have their own set of issues, not fitting into the standard education mould.

Roger Sparrow – Foundation Governor

I currently have one child at school, although my eldest daughter previously attended before moving onto High School. The reason I chose to join the Governing Body is to assist in ensuring our school meets and surpasses its educational expectations, whilst remaining a safe, nurturing and caring environment for our children to thrive. My responsibilities on the Governing Body are for Finance and Health & Safety matters. I have benefited from being a Governor by gaining a greater understanding of how the school operates, whilst being able to give something back to a school which has given my children a great start.

Claire Matthews – Foundation Governor
I am a Foundation Governor, appointed by the Diocese of Norwich.  I also hold the role of Safeguarding Governor.  I have been a Brownie and Guide leader for 30 years.  As a Governor I work to support the school in as many ways as I can and am often in school.  Both my sons attended our school and I feel lucky that our school has given my children, as well as many others, a caring and special place to take that first big step in their education. I believe village schools are vital for the children and community.

Imogen Sparrow – Foundation Governor (Diocesan Board)
I am one of the Foundation Governors (Diocesan Board). I became a Governor in 2010 when my daughter was in Year 5 at Carleton Rode. I currently have special responsibility for SEND in the school. As well as being school Governor I also run Bunwell Rainbows and Bunwell Brownies.

Rev John Madinda – Foundation Bishops Governor

Louise Chandler – Parent Governor

I became a Parent Governor in October 2016 so am relatively new to the role. I have 2 children at the school and decided, once my youngest started in September 2016 I wanted to gain a greater understanding of the running of the school. I also wanted to assist in providing the positive, friendly educational environment that I have witnessed as a Parent of children here. I currently work as a Staff Nurse at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

Jenny Cockett, Interim Headteacher is also a member of the Governing Body and Liz Churchill Jaguar Class Teacher, is Staff Governor.

Rachael Seaward, is Clerk to the Governing  responsible for : advising on constitutional matters, working within the current legislative framework, compiling agendas – taking into account DofE, LEA and Church issues, producing accurate minutes of meetings including required actions and timescales.


Parent Governor – Vacancy

Foundation Governor (Diocesan Board)Vacancy

LA Governor – Vacancy

The Governing Body is actively seeing to fill the above roles. Enquiries from prospective applicants may be made to Neil Parsons, Chair of Governors via the school, or Rachael Seaward, Clerk to Governors :

April 2016

All Governors have registered their Business Interests with only 1 Pecuniary interests to declare for the 16/17 Academic Year.  In addition, L Churchill is a member of Staff.

Governors can be contacted via the School Office or via J Cockett, Interim Head.

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